Our Mission

The Division of Hematology/Oncology at the University of Florida is dedicated to the mitigation of suffering and death due to cancer and blood disorders through laboratory and clinical research-based patient care and education.

#1 UF Health Cancer Center is the only Cancer Center of Excellence in North Central Florida.

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84,000 SF Our students and faculty enjoy more than 84,000 SF of space dedicated to cancer research.

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5 We are hosts to 5 new fellows each year. Interested in applying?

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Message from our Interim Chief

Merry-Jennifer Markham, MD

Welcome to the Division of Hematology & Oncology at the University of Florida. The Division is made up of 40 talented faculty members with diverse backgrounds and experience, all of whom share a common goal of providing excellence in patient care, medical education, and research. The Division is also home to 15 hematology and oncology fellows. Faculty within the Division of Hematology & Oncology specialize in the treatment of all types of cancers and hematologic (blood) disorders including solid tumor cancers, hematologic cancers, and non-cancerous hematologic disorders. Our faculty have expertise in all aspects of cancer care, including chemotherapy, targeted therapies, immunotherapy, and bone marrow transplantation. We are an important part of the UF Health Cancer Center, and our faculty work closely with clinical, laboratory, population science, and other research colleagues. In addition to working to prevent, detect, and treat cancer and blood disorders, the Division of Hematology & Oncology is dedicated to the education and training of the next generation of physician leaders in the field of hematology/oncology. We welcome you to explore our website and learn more about our Division.

Dr. Markham

Division of HEM Onc News

Addressing Oncology Concerns in the United States…

Category: Cancer Research News

Read this article by Merry Jennifer Markham, MD published in ASCO Daily News. Article Highlights Patients with cancer, especially those who are…

Dr. Markham

Welcome to our new BMT Faculty

Category: Division

Welcome to Zeina Al-Mansour, MD, an assistant professor in UF Health’s Division of Hematology & Oncology in the University of Florida College…


Welcome to our new BMT Faculty

Category: Division

Gabriela Ballester, MD Gabriela Ballester, MD, is a clinical associate professor in the division of hematology and oncology, bone transplant…

Gabriela Ballester, MD

UF Health Cancer Center Research News

Quicker reviews, designated funding is speeding COVID-19 research efforts at UF Health

University of Florida Health researcher Mark Brantly, M.D., and his team are working to evaluate a drug treatment for the novel coronavirus that might block the deadly inflammatory response caused…

Developing a next-generation coronavirus test for home use

Piyush Jain was headed home from another late night in his University of Florida lab when he got the word from his grad student — the rapid test they had…

Renowned brain tumor researcher to lead UF’s efforts to move research discoveries to patients

A leading expert in the search for ways to treat aggressive adult and pediatric brain tumors, Duane A. Mitchell, M.D., Ph.D., will direct the University of Florida’s efforts to speed…

UF brain tumor researcher embarks on first-in-human clinical trial of novel immunotherapy vaccine

UF Health pediatric oncologist Elias Sayour, M.D., Ph.D., has received a $2.5 million grant from the pediatric cancer foundation CureSearch for Children’s Cancer to undertake a first-in-human clinical trial to…